Changing With The Times
With the environmental impact that each of us has on the planet – individuals as well as organisations – being under greater scrutiny than ever, Crunchy Carrots is continuing its commitment to a greener future.
Earlier in the year, you may have noticed our announcement that we, with the help of Business Gateway, achieved Net Zero status a whole 28 years ahead of the global target for a Net Zero world by 2050 – impressive stuff, right?
After liaising with Business Gateway, Zero Waste Scotland carried out an energy audit and helped us in purchasing an air source heat pump, which reduced our carbon footprint by 75%.
Our Managing Director, Scott, hailed the crucial support as a game-changer in the effort to go carbon-neutral:
“Business Gateway has been such a fantastic supporter of Crunchy Carrots, and this support has allowed us to access critical grant funding that’s massively helped us in becoming a carbon-neutral business.
“I’m very proud that we’ve achieved Net Zero status after embarking on this journey only last year. I’ve no doubt this would have been far more challenging without the support from Business Gateway.”
Driving Future Change
We weren’t satisfied with just this, though, and were far from finished in doing our bit.
So, with the upcoming opening of another office, and the threat of a rising carbon footprint from all those extra Falkirk to Perth journeys that our Carrots will be making, we knew we had more to do for the environment.
That’s why we invested in… drumroll, please…
… a brand-new electric-powered Mini!
Very environmentally and economically savvy of us, we know.
When it comes to electric cars, running them is much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than their petrol or diesel counterparts. For example, a single trip from Falkirk to Perth in our new electric-powered Mini will emit around a third of the CO2 that conventional petrol or diesel-fuelled cars would. Additionally, research shows that the benefits of using an electric vehicle will continue to strengthen into the future, as generators move further away from using coal and draw more energy from wind and solar farms.
It’s not just energy-efficient cars of the future that we’re investing in either. Crunchy Carrots is a proud member of the Carbon Club; an initiative that allows businesses and individuals to play their part in countering the effects of climate change.
Members purchase credits based on the level of carbon that they expect to emit, and each carbon credit purchased contributes to the creation of new woodlands across the UK.
Since joining the Club in April 2022, Crunchy Carrots has – so far – offset 2,083kg of CO2 (the equivalent of planting around 105 trees), and we’ll be responsible for the planting of 200 trees, per year.
Of the Carbon Club, Scott said, “I think we can all agree that taking steps to protect our planet is an important thing for us all to be thinking about and doing right now.
“Being a member of the Carbon Club, which is a great initiative, has allowed us to continue our commitment to working towards a better future by supporting projects, across the U.K., for environmental sustainability.”